Super Sunday Links 17 July 2011

UNIONDALE, NY - JULY 16: Paul Rabil #99 of the Boston Cannons controls the ball against Brian Karalunas #25 and Nicky Polanco #41 of the Long Island Lizards during their Major League Lacrosse game on July 16, 2011 at Shuart Stadium in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

While the Astros were taking on the first place Pirates (someone pinch me) I was putting together these links for your pre-Sunday morning church going needs.



Fans of the Game

Tales From the Juice Box " What I Did During the Astros – Pirates Game (Live Blogging)
If you watched the game Saturday you know that Terri Schlather was named the fan of the game by Fox Sports Houston. In the interview she tipped off that she writes for an Astro sports blog for Aerys Sports named Tales from the Juice Box. There's some solid stuff there and I particularly like that she's blogging directly from the game so check it out.

Hall of Fame Field Trip « 'Cats Corner
Cats Corner goes to the Hall of Fame.



Down on the Farm

Prospect of the Day: J.D. Martinez, OF, Houston Astros - Minor League Ball
John Sickels gives some love to J.D. Martinez and like you thinks it's time he's promoted.

Farmstros: JetHawks First in Line for Harry Potter
Kirk Clark fills in Farmstros on the trip to the movie theater for some of the JetHawk player's. I normally wouldn't of linked this, but last weekend and through the break I kind of got into the first five Harry Potter movies. And if you really want to feel old and wonder why these ball players are checking out a Harry Potter movie, these books probably came out when they were in the lower levels of school.


The Start of Something Wonderful

Downs to miss Nats series for birth of child | News
Astros infielder Matt Downs has been given permission to miss this week's three-game series against the Nationals to be with his wife, Leah, in Alabama for the birth of their first child. A preemptive congratulations is in order for Mr. Downs.

Astros, Springer exchange offers " Tag's Lines
Tags with an update on the Astros attempts to sign George Springer. I wouldn't get to excited it's most likely going to be over slot money which Bud Selig won't approve until August. Look for him to make his debut next year.



In the Courtroom?

Astros County: The Only Astros Blog That Matters: Idiots In The Courtroom: Day Two of the Roger Clemens Trial
John Royal gives his closing statements on the trial that wasn't.

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